Rinse the quinoa thoroughly in a colander, drain well.
Spray the inside of the pressure cooker lightly with nonstick spray.
Add the quinoa, shallot, garlic, salt and pepper to pressure cooker.
Add 1 cup of filtered water to the quinoa mixture in the pressure cooker.
Secure lid, making sure to turn the pressure dial on the top to "SEAL".
Select the "Pressure Cook button" and set timer to 1 minute.
Once the 1 minute timer has elapsed, wait for an additional 7 minutes. Then manually release the pressure by turning the knob on the lid from "SEAL" to "VENT", by using a hot pad or dish towel to protect your skin from the hot steam that will be released.
Fluff the quinoa with a fork and then spread out on a cookie sheet to cool before storing.